2016 MVIFF – FATIMA– SOLD OUT!France | 2016 | 79mins | Not Rated | Comedy, Drama
Friday September 09, 2016
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$20 General Admission, $17 Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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This screening is SOLD OUT! The waitlist is full.
PRIOR TO THE SCREENING OF THIS FILM, THE MV FILM SOCIETY WILL BE PRESENTING ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST SHARON STONE WITH THE MV FILM SOCIETY GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD FOR HER CHARITABLE WORK AND PHILANTHROPY ACROSS THE GLOBE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SHARON’S CHARITABLE WORK CLICK HERE.
The film ‘Fatima’ offers a gentle, affecting celebration of the fortitude and intelligence of an Algerian cleaning lady struggling to raise her two daughters in contemporary France. Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French. Robert-Marcel Lepage‘s thoughtful score, which mixes North African and European instruments evokes the right cross cultural note to this engaging and beautiful film.
“This poignant slice-of-life dramedy proves as modest in length (78 minutes) as it is generous in rueful insight and emotional complexity.” – Justin Chang, Variety
“Fatima offers a gentle, affecting celebration of the fortitude and intelligence of an Algerian cleaning lady struggling to raise her two daughters in contemporary France.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
César Awards, France 2016 – Won Best Film
Lumiere Awards, France 2016 Winner Best Screenplay, Philippe Faucon